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Jr. Canadians defeat Ottawa West

The Carleton Place Canadians defeated the Ottawa West Golden Knights 6-3 in CCHL2 action on Thursday night. Five different players scored for Carleton Place and Vincent Bujold-Roux came through with 37 saves for his 17th win of the season.

Alex Vala had the opening goal to extend his scoring streak to four consecutive games. The Golden Knights converted two powerplay goals 1:31 apart midway through the 1st period, but James Lister answered for the Canadians to tie the game 2-2 before the 1st intermission.

Reece Bolton had the only 2nd period goal. It was his first of two on the night and he now has 38 this season which is 2nd best in the league.

Playing in his hometown of Nepean, Danny Griffith scored what would stand to be the game winning goal with 16:24 left in the 3rd. Spencer Marshall and Reece Bolton also scored in the final period to help secure the Canadians second straight win.

Carleton Place won the season series against Ottawa West 2-1. They also concluded their regular season schedule against Martin Division opponents, finishing with a 16-7-1 record.

Five games remain on the regular season schedule. The Canadians are first in the Richardson Division four points ahead of the Westport Rideaus, but the Rideaus do have two games in hand.

Next up is two straight games against the Renfrew Timberwolves (20-19-5). Renfrew will come to Carleton Place on Sunday to play the Canadians at 3pm. The two teams will meet again at Ma-te-way rink in Renfrew next Friday night.